Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Southern Wealth and Northern Profits.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)
The writer comments on a published account of the array of statistics on how the North is profiting on Southern wealth. Thomas Prentice Kettel had recently published a book on the vast wealth produced in the southern states that the parasitic North, with its dependence on raw materials, benefitted from. The book argues that the result of this concentration of manufacturing in the north is sectional inequality. The North was dominating communications, transportation, finance, and international trade, while the South was growing weaker and poorer.
Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column
People: Kettall, [Thomas Prentice]